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Plaintiffs in gay marriage case ask court not to hear new arguments

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for a group of same-sex couples asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday not to hear new oral arguments in their challenge to the state’s ban on gay marriage.



Cotton grills State official over Iran nuke negotiations

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., made clear his deep skepticism of ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday focused on Iran sanctions.



Public terminal at Port of Pine Bluff getting new operator

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

Beginning Monday, the public terminal at the Port of Pine Bluff will be operated by a new company.

Watco Transloading LLC will replace Kinder-Morgan River Terminals, the company that has...

Alumni Report for 01-28-15

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

Each week, The Commercial will run this list of active-status athletes from the area with their recent statistics in professional or collegiate action. If there is an active player whom you...


Exhibit at UAPB showcases photographs of Rogerline Johnson Jr.

Jan 27, 2015 5:01pm

Photographic images taken by famous self-taught photographer Rogerline Johnson Jr. of Helena between 1952 and 1971 are on display at the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery at the...


Jan 27, 2015 5:01pm

Morgan Thyen

Jennifer Thyen and John Thyen of White Hall announce the birth of a boy, Morgan Walker Thyen.

Morgan was born on Jan. 16, 2015, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock,...


Jan 27, 2015 4:01pm

The location of an upcoming city of Pine Bluff listening tour event was incorrect in Tuesday’s edition of The Commercial. The Ward 1 event will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Amos Chapel...

Church to offer series of health events

Jan 27, 2015 4:01pm

The Prayer Garden Christian Faith Center COGIC, 800 S. Apple St., has scheduled a series of upcoming health events.

A 60-second CPR video will be shown at the church at 7 p.m. Wednesday,...

Two recommended for pardons by parole board

Jan 27, 2015 3:01pm

Two Jefferson County residents were among 22 people who were recommended for pardons Tuesday by the Arkansas Parole Board.

The board recommended that Michael S. Buck and Matthew W. Wells...


Report of stolen Jeep leads to arrest

Jan 27, 2015 3:01pm

A report that a stolen Jeep was seen early Monday morning on Sorrells Road led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle by the Arkansas State Police.

Cory Stingley, 39, was in possession...